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Australia - a pitching tool for business event planners in the UK

  1. 1. Slide heading here AUSTRALIA A pitching tool for business event planners in the UK
  2. 2. Slide heading here Fast Facts • Geography: The world’s smallest continent and largest island • Population: 23 million, 85 per cent of which live near the coast • Weather: Mild and pleasant climate which varies depending on region • Culture: Variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Victoria
  3. 3. Slide heading here Why Australia? A recent survey of 550 company managers ranked Australia top one or two in a number of key business events categories including: • A safe and secure destination • A range of quality accommodation offerings • Value for money options to suit all budgets • World-class business event facilities • Good food, wine, local cuisine and produce Based on data collected in the 2013 Business Events Australia Consumer Demand Project Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory
  4. 4. Slide heading here Getting to Australia • Depart from a number of British ports including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow • Transfer in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur • Key international airlines from the UK to Australian capital cities include: Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Etihad Airways and Jetstar Sailing on Sydney Harbour
  5. 5. Slide heading here Getting around Australia • Extensive domestic air travel network connecting all major cities and regions • Good airport infrastructure facilitates ease of connections between domestic and international flights • Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar operate domestic sectors Popular Combinations Hours Cairns - Uluru 2:35 Melbourne - Cairns 2:25 Melbourne - Gold Coast 2:00 Perth - Broome 2:30 Sydney - Brisbane 1:30 Sydney - Cairns 3:10 Sydney - Perth 5:10 Sydney - Uluru 3:25 Sydney - Whitsundays 2:30
  6. 6. Slide heading here Best time to travel to Australia • Any time - Australia is a year round destination • Australia’s seasons are opposite to the UK • Travel in the tropical north is best between April and September • Winters in Australia are generally mild
  7. 7. Slide heading here Signature Experiences • Hot air ballooning over a renowned wine region • Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef with lunch on the beach • Cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo at a wildlife sanctuary • Private wine blending led by a chief winemaker • Climb to the top of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Top five aspirational team activities voted by corporate decision makers in the UK The Barossa Valley, South Australia
  8. 8. Slide heading here What others have said about Australia • “Going to Australia was like winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip.” • “Every day I ticked something new off my Bucket List! Australia seems to be a country full of incredible places just waiting to be explored.” • “Sensational destination - Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef make a pretty unbeatable combination.” Testimonials of business event agents from the UK who recently visited Australia The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
  9. 9. Slide heading here Heart Reef, The Whitsundays
  10. 10. Slide heading here Whitsundays and Sydney Program Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 GET GOING Check in at qualia on Hamilton Island’s secluded northern tip, named on the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards’ 2014 Gold List Breakfast at the Long Pavilion (add a little luxury with time at Spa qualia, a sanctuary high above the Whitsundays offering hot stone massages using 300- million-year-old stones) Transfer to Sydney following breakfast at the Long Pavilion prepared by qualia Chef Alastair Waddell who received a Hotel Management Award for Best Hotel Chef in 2012 Fuel up with a delicious breakfast before taking a guided walking tour of Sydney’s historic Rocks area to discover hidden cobbled lanes, shady courtyards and convict history Climb aboard a performance sailing boat at Rushcutters Bay for an adventurous morning on Sydney Harbour After breakfast at the Shangri-La Hotel the group will be transferred to the Sydney International Airport for their return flight EXPERIENCE Get your toes in the sand or an oar in the water at a perfect beach, basking in Whitsunday sunshine. Charter to Whitehaven Beach (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards 2013, No. 1 in Australia and No. 3 in the world) with lunch and afternoon tea on board Tour on Harley Davidsons - cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and journey to Bondi Beach for lunch at Bondi Icebergs overlooking the stunning cliffs of south Bondi Your Skipper will guide the group to Shark Island, a beautiful and exclusive destination for lunch (nestled in the middle of Port Jackson) EXPLORE Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Whitsundays with pre-dinner drinks and meet and have your photo taken with local star Elvis the Koala Join a relaxing sunset sea kayak tour with a glass of sparkling wine Be welcomed to the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney with an aperitif at the Blu Bar, offering uninterrupted views of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge Jump on a seaplane flight over Sydney’s harbour and famous northern beaches for a stunning perspective of the coastline Tour the Royal Botanic Gardens to discover the Indigenous heritage of the Cadigal people, the traditional owners of this land ENJOY Dine at Coca Chu South East Asian cuisine, with the best views of Catseye Beach - with its long sandy curve bound by the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef Host a five-course exclusive dining experience at the water’s edge under the southern constellations Take a short stroll to Café Sydney on the rooftop of Customs House (for 150 years, Customs House has been the trade gateway for goods and people flowing into Sydney) Dine on unsurpassed seafood at the famous Doyles on the Beach at Watson’s Bay Enjoy a farewell dinner at Taronga Zoo - discover Australian wildlife up close while you enjoy drinks, canapés and dinner overlooking the harbour SLEEP qualia’s private pavilions overlook the Whitsundays Wake to stunning harbour views from the comfort of your room at the Shangri-La Hotel
  11. 11. Slide heading here Sydney Harbour
  12. 12. Slide heading here Melbourne and Uluru Program Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 GET GOING Check in and enjoy breakfast at Crown Towers Private breakfast at Flemington Racecourse, home of Victoria’s internationally-acclaimed spring Racing Carnival After breakfast at your hotel transfer in vintage cars to Sovereign Hill, an open air museum and historical park After breakfast at your hotel head to the airport for your flight to Uluru Hear stories hidden in the stars before a freshly cooked bushman’s breakfast as the sun rises Enjoy a sunrise Breakfast overlooking Australia’s natural landmarks before heading to the airport for your flight home EXPERIENCE See the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles from your helicopter journey to a private beach where lunch will be served Take a tour of the racecourse before a millinery workshop where you will have a chance to design your own unique headpiece At Sovereign Hill, situated in an early gold diggings area, experience life as it was during the gold rush era in the mid-1800s Check-in at Sails in the Desert, a luxurious contrast to Uluru’s raw natural beauty Hear creation stories in the words of the Anangu people and explore ancient rock paintings as you walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, where red sandstone walls stand several hundred feet high EXPLORE Return to the city for an afternoon walking tour to explore the stylish boutiques and hidden laneways of Melbourne Look out over Melbourne from the heights of Eureka Skydeck 88 a 300 metre tower on the Southbank and brave the glass bottomed floor of The Edge Following lunch head to Ballarat Wildlife Park where you will see native Australian animals including koalas, emus, kangaroos and crocodiles Explore Kata Tjuta (a mighty rock formation also known as The Olgas) as a local guide explains how it has evolved over millions of years Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Return to the hotel for lunch before a private Indigenous spear throwing, boomerang, didgeridoo or sand drawing workshop ENJOY Welcome dinner is served at Red Spice Road, a unique South East Asian dining experience in the heart of the city Head to Phillip Island where after visiting a chocolate factory and koala conservation centre you will watch a parade of penguins return home at sunset after a long day Stroll along the boardwalk or of St Kilda, Melbourne’s seaside playground before sunset cocktails and dinner overlooking picturesque Port Phillip Bay Refreshments and the colours of the sunset over Uluru and Kata Tjuta before a casual dining experience by the pool, lined by stunning gum trees Arrive at the Sounds of Silence Dinner on camel back to dine under the stars, see a traditional Indigenous performance and hear a star talker decode the exceptionally clear southern night sky SLEEP Crown Towers - named Australia’s Best Large Luxury Hotel 2012 & 2013 by Readers’ Choice Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards Sails in the Desert - named after the soaring white sails on the venue’s roof
  13. 13. Slide heading here Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
  14. 14. Slide heading here To make pitching Australia easier access Australia videos at Australia images at Search for Business Events Resources for your pitch
  15. 15. Slide heading here For more information or to start planning visit